quote by John Lennox

Some atheists are quite explicit that their atheism comes first. One of the most famous is Richard Lewontin, a professor of genetics, who said it wasn't science that compelled him to accept a materialistic explanation of the universe. It was an a priori materialism.

— John Lennox

Gorgeous University Professors quotations

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.

University professors quote A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin, Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945, consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department.

University professors quote I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

Of all the human qualities, the one I admire the most is competence.

A tailor who is really able to cut and fit a coat seems to me an admirable man, and by the same token a university professor who knows little or nothing of the thing he presumes to teach seems to me to be a fraud and a rascal.

A few years ago I met an old professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Looking back on his long life of teaching, he said with a funny wrinkle in his eyes: I have always been complaining that my work was constantly interrupted, until I slowly discovered that my interruptions were my work.

What is wonderful about a university like LSE is that you not only receive teaching of very high quality, you also learn where to find the knowledge you are seeking. And you make unexpected discoveries; it was a Marxist professor who introduced me to the work of Cardinal Newman, a great master of English prose as well as theology.

University professors quote Believe you deserve it and the universe will serve it.
Believe you deserve it and the universe will serve it.

In the summer of 1965 I was invited to join Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and returned to academic life as professor with the added responsibility of becoming also Department Chairman.

There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.

... certain people, such as shamans, witch doctors, practitioners of Eastern religions, New Age gurus or professors of the occult on university faculties are examples of the kind of people who may have much more extensive knowledge of the spirit world than most Christians have.

University professors quote Everything in the universe is whithin you. Ask all from yourself.
Everything in the universe is whithin you. Ask all from yourself.

If I were founding a university I would begin with a smoking room;

next a dormitory; and then a decent reading room and a library. After that, if I still had more money that I couldn't use, I would hire a professor and get some text books.

Philosophy - reduced, as we have seen, to philosophical discourse - develops from this point on in a different atmosphere and environment from that of ancient philosophy. In modern university philosophy, philosophy is obviously no longer a way of life, or a form of life - unless it be the form of life of a professor of philosophy.

As professor of global peace studies at the International Islamic University of Malaysia I am committed to the ending of war also through criminalization of war, an approach that has not been sufficiently used in spite of the UN Charter outlawing war - with too many loopholes used buy aggressive countries.

University professors quote In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

To a true-blue professor of literature in an American university, literature is not something that a plain human being, living today, painfully sits down to produce. No; it is something dead.

After all, if you believe that no one was ever corrupted by a book, you also have to believe that no one was ever improved by a book (or a play or a movie). You have to believe, in other words, that all art is morally trivial and that, consequently, all education is morally irrelevant. No one, not even a university professor, really believes that.

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.

University professors quote There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and tha
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.

Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!

A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible.

My freshman English professor at Kent State University in 1984 told me I was a good writer, and she loved all the silly pictures I drew in my notebook. She said I should try writing children's books, and so I did.

University professors quote Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees
Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.

I then moved to the University of Western Ontario where I was made a full professor in 1985.

The referee said it was not acceptable, but the Press considered they could not refuse to publish a book by a professor of the university.

I was now at a university in New York, a professor of existential psychology with the not inconsiderable thesis that magic, dread, and the perception of death were the roots of motivation.

University professors quote Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else!
Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else!
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One time at the University of Colorado, at a faculty dinner, this professor said to me, 'Well, my goodness, a boy from Appa-lay-chee-a with a Ph.D!' The dinner was in her house. And I said, 'My grandparents didn't have indoor plumbing, but they had more books in their house than you do.' I was a little insulted by the Appa-lay-chee-a business.

This seemed a dreary and wasted life for a girl with fifteen years of straight A's, but I knew that's what marriage was like, because cook and clean and wash was just what Buddy Willard's mother did from morning till night, and she was the wife of a university professor and had been a private school teacher herself.

...as our friend Zach has often noted, in our days those who do the best for astronomy are not the salaried university professors, but so-called dillettanti, physicians, jurists, and so forth.Lamenting the fragmentary time left to a professor has remaining after fulfilling his teaching duties.

University professors quote Follow your dreams and the universe will open doors where there we only walls.
Follow your dreams and the universe will open doors where there we only walls.

... let us recall the well-known statement of a university professor in the Republic of the Massagetes: 'Not the faculty but His Excellency the General can properly determine the sum of two and two.'

My father was a university professor and his thing was tenure.

Any time I hear a university professor say tenure, I hear the word dinosaur. You're not supposed to be getting tenure. You're supposed to be figuring out how you can teach more students at a better price and more effectively. That's your job.

Indignant reply to the blatent sex discrimination expressed in a colleague's opposition when Hilbert proposed appointing Emmy Noether as the first woman professor at their university.

University professors quote When a man no longer confuses himself with the definition of himself that others
When a man no longer confuses himself with the definition of himself that others have given him, he is at once universal and unique.

The university president who cashiered every professor unwilling to support Woodrow Wilson for the first vacancy in the Trinity. . . .

From him [Wilard Bennett] I learned how different a working laboratory is from a student laboratory. The answers are not known! [While an undergraduate, doing experimental measurements in the laboratory of his professor, at Ohio State University.]

Fewer than half of all university professors publish as much as one article per year.

University professors quote Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all for yourself.
Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all for yourself.

A university professor set an examination question in which he asked what is the difference between ignorance and apathy. The professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: I dont know and I dont care.

I have also been attacked by my opponents as someone seeking to purge university faculties of leftist professors. This is false. The first provision of the Academic Bill of Rights is that no professor should be hired or fired because of his or her political views. I have never myself called for the firing of any professor for his or her political views, nor would I.

I was born in Norway, and when I was little I went to live in Detroit, Michigan.

My father was a professor of philosophy at Wayne University, and my mother was also a teacher.

The idea of education has been so tied to schools, universities, and professors that many assume there is no other way, but education is available to anyone within reach of a library, a post office, or even a newsstand.

At Cornell University, my professor of European literature, Vladimir Nabokov, changed the way I read and the way I write. Words could paint pictures, I learned from him. Choosing the right word, and the right word order, he illustrated, could make an enormous difference in conveying an image or an idea.